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Scrappy little fella, aren’t ya?

Scrappy little fella, aren’t ya?

A walk through the local Mini dealer today revealed one customer’s attitude toward big blocks! To be fair, and with apologies to the continental owner of the marque, when did the UK ever produce a V8 worth it’s weight in tea???

by 05/29/2009 1 comment Randomness
Commenter of the Week – Lost Classics Edition

Commenter of the Week – Lost Classics Edition

For his unwavering devotion to “Japan’s own little AMC Gremlin”, our commenter of the week is Yogurt, who managed to drop references to the underappreciated and totally awesome(?) Datsun B210 into not one, but two separate posts. Readers, can we help Yogurt out with a more, uhh… appetizing username? I’m thinking “Steak Kabob”.

by 05/29/2009 5 comments Columns, Commenter of the Week
Car Quotable

Car Quotable

“Racing is a matter of spirit, not strength.” ~ Janet Guthrie The first woman to compete in the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 races, Janet Guthrie knows a thing or two about the racing spirit. Her diverse background led to great achievements both on and off the track.

by 05/29/2009 0 comments Car Culture, Car Quotable, Columns, People
On the Lot: Superformance Cobra

On the Lot: Superformance Cobra

I had to grab the camera when I heard this ‘66 Cobra replica roaring in. I took my time enjoying all the angles while the owner shopped in our retail store. Superformance did an excellent job replicating the handiwork done by the original builders back in ’66… had me fooled until the owner, John, shared the car’s story.

by 05/28/2009 4 comments Car Culture, Cars, Stories
Tire Care Secrets Part 2: Dressing

Tire Care Secrets Part 2: Dressing

You’ve all cleaned your tires after yesterday’s Tire Cleaning article, so let’s get to the fun stuff… tire dressings! The importance of dressings is two-fold; 1) protect the tires, and 2) make them look great. The definition of protection is pretty consistent, but we all have our own ideas of what finish looks good on a tire.

by 05/27/2009 7 comments Car Care, Tech
From the Flickr Pool…

From the Flickr Pool…

Have some car pics you’d like to share? Head over to flickr, join the new In My Garage photo pool, and upload your best. Every month we’ll pick one and give the photographer a prize! This month’s winner is Schrementi, for a cool shot of his Porsche basking in sunshine and blue skies. Congrats, and keep ’em coming!

by 05/27/2009 0 comments Media, Photos
Tire Care Secrets Part 1: Cleaning

Tire Care Secrets Part 1: Cleaning

“I spent hours detailing my car. Everything looks great except the tires, which are still brown and grungy. What can I do to make them look as good as the rest of the car?” Great question (and one I hear often). The answer breaks down into two parts, which I’ll cover in detail today and tomorrow… Part 1, Tire Cleaning!

by 05/26/2009 8 comments Car Care, Tech
Rising Sun: Top 5 Vintage Japanese Speed

Rising Sun: Top 5 Vintage Japanese Speed

The words “vintage Japanese sports car” may not fit together in some peoples’ minds, but it’s a category near and dear to my heart. Ask again tomorrow and I’m sure the list would be different (there are too many I love), but here are the 5 coolest vintage Japanese sports cars, as decided by me, this particular minute of this day.

by 05/25/2009 11 comments Columns, Lists
Steve Anderson: Pictures of Perfection

Steve Anderson: Pictures of Perfection

Is it possible to capture the essence of an automobile with mere ink and paint? For artist Steve Anderson, it’s an everyday thing… this magician of the marker creates fantastic, gallery-worthy automotive illustrations. Let’s hear what he has to say about cars, the creative process, and the future of the automotive industry.

by 05/24/2009 7 comments Art, Car Culture, People
Burnout at 1000 Frames Per Second

Burnout at 1000 Frames Per Second

Carfilms has unearthed this awesome dragster footage from 1969, filmed at 1000 frames per second. Watch for exhaust pulses hitting the tire smoke as the big rubber spins around like it’s on crisco. Unreal! Turn up the speakers for this one, kiddies.

by 05/23/2009 0 comments Videos